Tattoo removal can now be effectively condensed with laser treatments. In general, multiple laser treatments are required to reduce or eradicate the undesired artwork on the skin.
The entire area of the artwork is scanned through with the laser. The ink absorbs the laser light, heating and destroying it. In addition, the bursts of laser energy damage the ink in a way similar to how ultrasonic devices damage kidney stones. This type of laser treatment is called “photoaccustic”, meaning light plus ultrasonic damage, the most effective means to treat unwanted tattoos